Through OneLife LA, our schools and parishes, and special Masses, we seek to include and support people with special needs and their families. Each person is loved and welcomed in the family of God.
Resources for those with Special Needs and Disabilities:
Holy Angels in Arcadia celebrates all Masses in American Sign Language with spoken English interpretation. It offers a special ministry to the deaf community and hard of hearing.
They have an active Special Needs ministry to support parishioners and their families.
The NCPD has excellent resources for Catholic churches to promote inclusion and awareness for people with physical, intellectual, and mental disabilities.
Explore Education in our Catholic Schools
Our Catholic Schools offer Support Team Education Plans (STEP) for students with special needs, celebrate diversity, and welcome children of all abilities.
Educate Students with Respect Life Week Curriculum
Our annual Respect Life Week includes information for TK-12 about special needs and disability.
Volunteer with Children with Special Needs
These vetted service organizations have great opportunities for all ages serving kids with special needs through adventure sports, therapeutic horseback riding, specialized playground equipment, and mentorship.
Educate Yourself and Your Parish with Angelus News Articles
- Making Waves – Karen Gaffney is a champion for those with Down Syndrome
- Excluding people with disabilities makes the Church incomplete
- Overcoming our fear of otherness
Iceland is eradicating Down Syndrome by aborting everyone who has it
- How this new LA deacon will serve Catholics on the margins
- Let’s Ride horse ranch offers unique therapy for kids and adults with special needs